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Green Pea Curry (with frozen green peas)

Flavorful and aromatic, this Green Pea Curry is an easy, tasty, one-pot side dish that will pair beautifully with everything from rice to roti.

30 minute Green Pea Curry with frozen green peas

This Green Pea Curry is my latest venture In my quest to curry-fy ALL the things.

This is a robust and flavorful curry. It is an easy side dish that is as fun to make as it is to eat.

This Green Pea Curry is made with frozen green peas. It is a one-pot, super easy recipe that can be whipped up in less than 30 minutes.

While this curry is made with quite a few ingredients – 14 to be exact, most of these ingredients are probably in your kitchen already. And, there is no dairy used in this creamy curry.

What are the ingredients needed to make this curry?

You will need the following 14 ingredients to make this curry, and they are:

  1. Frozen green peas
  2. Onions
  3. Garlic
  4. Fresh ginger
  5. Powdered coriander
  6. Powdered smoked paprika
  7. Powdered cayenne
  8. Powdered cardamom
  9. Powdered cloves
  10. Powdered cinnamon
  11. Powdered turmeric
  12. Coconut milk
  13. Fire-roasted tomatoes, and
  14. Water

You will also need some olive oil, salt, and pepper for this dish. Some parsley and some chili flakes to garnish are also a great idea.

14 Ingredients to make green pea curry

This curry is so aromatic and delicious.

It is a delightful dairy-free side dish perfect for Curry Night or any night. By the way, you do have a curry night in your home, right?
I kid, I kid!

Adding coconut milk to onions ginger garlic spices

A few Tips When Making This Curry:

  • Use fresh onions, ginger, and garlic when making this dish. The powdered versions of these are not the best option when making this curry. If you are not fond of peeling and chopping onions, ginger, or garlic, most grocery stores sell them peeled and diced. These can usually be found in the produce section of most grocery stores.
  • Sauté the onions, ginger, and garlic for about 10 minutes before adding in the rest of the ingredients. This adds so much flavor to this dish.
Adding frozen peas to coconut curry
  • While cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves might sound out of place in a curry – in this Green Pea Curry, they work harmoniously together. Together, they add a delightful and subtle flavor and aroma.
  • I used full-fat coconut milk in this recipe. In my opinion, coconut milk works well with the rest of the ingredients, without being too strong and overpowering the other flavors. It also makes this curry super creamy and satisfying.
  • The frozen green peas do not need to be thawed before adding them to this dish.
Delicious easy Green Pea Curry

What do you serve this Green Pea Curry with?

If you are serving up a vegetarian meal, this curry is delicious served with other curries like cauliflower curry, cashew curry, carrot curry, broccoli cutlets/croquettes, mango chutney, and some yellow rice.

However, if you are a meat eater, then this curry can be paired with some chicken keema and roti, or served with some of this chicken biryani, or fish curry and naan. You can also serve some pineapple chutney on the side, along with some croquettes.

How long can this curry be stored for?

This Green Pea curry can be stored in an airtight container, in the fridge, for 5–7 days. This curry does improve in flavor with time and, very often, this curry tastes more flavorful on day 3 than day 1.

Easy Dairy free Green Pea Curry in a large bowl.

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30 minute Green Pea Curry with frozen green peas

Green Pea Curry (with frozen green peas)

5 from 10 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Shashi
Flavorful and aromatic, this Green Pea Curry is an easy, tasty, one-pot side dish that will pair beautifully with everything from rice to roti.


  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 12 oz pkg frozen green peas
  • 2 onions yellow or red
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch chunk ginger
  • 4 tsp powdered coriander
  • 2 tsp powdered smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp powdered cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp powdered cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp powdered cloves
  • 1/4 tsp powdered cinnamon
  • 1 tsp powdered turmeric
  • 1 cup Coconut milk
  • 1 cup Fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Parsley & chili flakes for garnish [OPTIONAL]


  • Peel the onions, ginger, and garlic, and then chop them up as fine as possible.
  • Add the olive oil to a large, heavy bottom pan and add in the chopped onions, ginger, and garlic, and sauté for about 10 minutes, stirring often.
  • Then add in the coriander, smoked paprika, cayenne, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, turmeric, Coconut milk, the Fire roasted tomatoes, and water and stir well until all ingredients are seamlessly incorporated – about 2 minutes or so.
  • Add in the package of frozen peas and stir well.
  • Then, cover the pan and let simmer on a low flame/temperature for about 5–7 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with parsley and chili flakes if desired and serve warm.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 80mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g
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  1. Wow, this sounds quite tasty, Shashi! And it uses frozen peas as the base? That means we almost always have the necessary ingredients hanging around to make this. Low calorie, too – so that’s great for weeknight meals! Love everything about this recipe!

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